Man gets 4 years for accidental shooting death of boy, 4

A northwestern Indiana man has been sentenced to four years in prison for the fatal accidental shooting of his 4-year-old nephew.

Twenty-three-year-old Lamario E. Delgado-Gonzalez told a judge Monday that he was sorry for fatally shooting Garrion Glover Jr. in May 2017 at an East Chicago apartment.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reported Delgado-Gonzalez sobbed while telling the court he loved his nephew unconditionally.

Delgado-Gonzalez pleaded guilty in May to reckless homicide and admitted that he unintentionally shot his nephew.

The boy's mother told police she was awakened by a noise and found her son bleeding on the floor, not far from a couch where Delgado-Gonzalez had been sleeping.

Delgado-Gonzalez was arrested in Illinois in December. He told police he was in "a (marijuana) coma" at the time of the shooting.

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